Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
While we were busy whining on Twitter about the sad lack of hoverboards and flying cars in the real 2015, Tinker Hatfield was hard at work making sure at least one of Back to the Future Part II‘s predictions came true. The shoe designer promised last year that self-tying Nike Mags would become a reality in 2015, and as of today — Back to the Future Day, in case you some how hadn’t heard — he’s made good on his word.
See Michael J. Fox with the very first pair of Back to the Future sneakers with self tying laces after the jump. Or, if your tastes run a little more retro, find out where you can get 1985 Nike Bruins like the ones Marty McFly sports before he upgrades to the Mags.
Update from Editor Peter Sciretta: After the jump you can now watch Michael J. Fox try on Nike’s self-lacing sneakers for the first time, and then later in the day, demonstrate them on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
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Yesterday, one of the cool releases that Back to the Future fans were desperate to get their hands on (in addition to Mondo’s new vinyl set of the entire trilogy soundtrack and a bunch of other goodies) was a bottle of Pepsi Perfect. As announced earlier this month, Pepsi was releasing only 6,500 of the bottles for the entire continental United States. And some of those were given away at New York Comic-Con previously, so it was always going to be a mad rush to get them.
However, when the time came for fans to actually pick up a Pepsi perfect for $20.15 on Amazon (or $19.85 on Wal-Mart.com), it was even more difficult to get than initially believed, causing quite the outrage on social media. But since Pepsi is a merciful soda pop overlord, they’re giving fans another chance to get one, and it sounds like it’s going to be much easier this time to get a Back to the Future Pepsi Perfect. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
Jimmy Kimmel may have had the best Back to the Future Day of any of us. Because his, you see, ended with an actual visit from Marty McFly and Doc Brown. The pair dropped by the Brooklyn stage of Jimmy Kimmel Live! in their DeLorean last night, and Jimmy got to be the one to break all the bad news about 2015 to them: no, we don’t have flying cards, hoverboards, or peace in the Middle East, and Johnny Carson has long since passed away.
On the bright side, though, we do have smartphones, selfies, and cronuts. And real Nike Mag shoes with power laces, as demonstrated by one Michael J. Fox (“Teen Wolf!” Marty exclaims excitedly). See the Back to the Future Jimmy Kimmel show after the jump. Read More »
Sick of Back to the Future yet? I hope not, but Back to the Future Day, which celebrated the date Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) traveled 30 years into the future at the end of the first film, is now over. It’s a well known fact it was originally going to be Eric Stoltz (Mask) going on adventures with Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), but the actor was recast four weeks into the shoot. After all these years, we might finally see his performance. Learn more after the jump.
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The celebration that was Back to the Future Day has come and gone, and after all the love and nostalgia that came out for the time traveling franchise yesterday, it’s only fair to follow it up with some lighthearted jabs by way of an Honest Trailer for the entire trilogy.
The first Back to the Future is a perfect movie, so Honest Trailers doesn’t really have much to nitpick on the filmmaking side of things. Instead, they turn their focus on how the sequels are just a repeat of the same formula and point out some of the uncomfortable racism that exists in the past, not to mention the incestuous plot point between Marty McFly and his mom. Read More »
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Everyone is talking about Back to the Future today, and it’s no surprise. Yes, today is October 21st, 2015, the exact date in the future that Doc Brown took Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. I have a collection of announcements, news, videos, and art that are just too good to go to waste, so I present to you the second-ever edition of Back to the Future Bits. Here is what you can find in today’s edition of the Hill Valley Telegraph:
- Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Doc Brown to send us a message on BTTF day.
- Bob Gale shows off and tells the story behind iconic props from the franchise.
- Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reunite to help launch a new Toyota car featuring Part II tech.
- FringeFocus’s awesome “From the Desk of Doc Brown” print.
- Pepsi Perfect sells out and angers many fans.
- Back to the Future beer announced.
- Toyota releases a new edition of Marty McFly’s dream truck.
- Lyft launches DeLorean rides on BTTF Day.
- See a beautiful new Back to the Future painting by artist Paul Shipper.
- Bob Gale and Michael Klastorin reveal the story behind the making of Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History.
- The first issue of the Back to the Future comic book has already gone into a second printing with a special new BTTF Day cover.
- A Back to the Future filming location music video.
- Stars Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd play “Save or Kill”.
- How Back to the Future 2 Should Have Started.
- Watch a teaser trailer for the upcoming BTTF porn parody Fap to the Future. Or don’t.
- Bottleneck Gallery releases hoverboard pins.
All that and more. Hit the jump to hit 88 miles per hour to see some “serious shit.”
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Hopefully many of you will be taking a trip back in time and to the future with celebratory screenings of Back to the Future. Whether it’s just Back to the Future Part II or the whole damn trilogy, Back to the Future Day is the perfect time to relive Robert Zemeckis’ classic sci-fi adventure. And now that we’re officially in the future, why not dress in style?
No, we’re not saying you need to wear your pockets inside out, double up on neckties, or get bionic implants (though the latter could be awesome). Instead, why not have your feet do some time traveling with Rock ‘Em Apparel‘s new Back to the Future socks collection? The way I see it, if you’re gonna wear socks, you might as well have some fun with them. Read More »
It’s officially Back to the Future Day, which means it’s time to get your hands on cool gear like Pepsi Perfect and Mondo‘s collectible vinyl release of the soundtracks to each film in the trilogy. And now there are even more ways to celebrate your love for Back to the Future today.
Mondo has unveiled another Back to the Future Day treat with two new pieces of artwork that will be on sale today. And Hero Complex Gallery has new Back to the Future pieces by Craig Drake paying tribute to the iconic DeLorean time machine, along with a new poster from Ape Meets Girl. Check out the Back to the Future artwork after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
Much of the nostalgia fueling Back to the Future Day comes from people (like yours truly) who are actually old enough to remember when 1989 was the present, and 2015 was an impossibly distant future. But a whole generation of moviegoers has come up since that film was released.
So how do teens today — who, keep in mind, weren’t even born when Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale were predicting hoverboards and self-tying laces for 2015 — feel about the movie? Watch teens react to Back to the Future Part II after the jump. Read More »